Ready To Commit: Confessions Of An Unstructured Life-Liver
As crazy as this may sound… All of my life, I’ve shied away from consistency. I believe that this may be the artist in me that frowned down upon a structured life because it’s “boring and not liberating or colorful”. I’ve actually had my mind believing at times that “too much structure bogged down my creativity”.
I’ve committed to living my life on a whim, taking in whatever may come my way and then trying to make sense out of it after the fact. Not to say that I don’t think before I act, because that’s not the case at all. I very much so contemplate on the possibilities of my actions before I make them. However, my motto has been “I’ll just wing it and see what happens”.
That mentality has gotten me great opportunities and fun times, but how much more would it have gotten me if I just prepared and planned a little better for it and actually committed to the process.
Commit! Why is that word so shunned in our society? Society says with commitment in “marriage”, what if it doesn’t work out? How are you sure that’s the person that you’re supposed to spend the rest of your life with?
The word commit is often used to preface so many negative terms dealing with death and darkness, i.e. “commit suicide”, “commit adultery”, “commit murder” etc. What about the commitment to your purpose and fulfilling God’s promise for you? How about committing to spending time with yourself and learning about what you like, what you need, what you can do to help others?
On this day, today I challenge myself to commit. I will commit to myself. Which will entail:
- Commitment to consistency
- Commitment to focus
- Commitment to routine
- Commitment to planning
- Commitment to preparation
- Commitment to loving me and all of my flaws
No longer will I shy away from stability and consistency. I’m committing to developing a daily routine that involves structure and planning because “failing to plan = planning to fail”.
I’m tired of being stressed about the day and getting overwhelmed because my mind is allowing me to think that I have “just too much to do and too little time”. If “time is money” then why not let my time work for me and legitimately add value to my life. I’m ready! Let’s commit to a structured and well-balanced life!
Stay committed folks!
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” – Proverbs 16:3